Saturday, May 26, 2018

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE RED DEER RIVER

     The Red Deer River has it's source in the Rocky Mountains not far from the city. There is a major dam about 30 km upstream from the city. This dam controls the river's flow very effectively so that flooding and problems with low winter flow can be avoided.

     Now I like the river and have photographed in other areas.

     The other morning I had some time and took photos of an area that at I rarely visit. The area is where the river flows through the downtown. This area has been altered by development of the city core. Bridges have been built and abandoned. A large water intake and treatment plant are on the bank.

    However , it's still an attractive part of the river.

    Let's take a look.







26 comments:

  1. The source for the river is good cold water from the rockies. Blogging world helped me to learn stuff about the rockies in Canada that I was never aware of before. I never knew much beyond Minnesota. It is a beautiful area that you took your photos.

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    1. I spent many days backpacking in the Rockies. I've been up one mountain 17 times with my outdoor ed kids.

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  2. That is a good stretch of the river.

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    1. It's all like that...just a beautiful stream.

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    1. There are trails on both sides of the river.

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  4. Very nice, Red. I like those early morning shadows, too. :-)

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    1. Well, the morning shadows are a bit faint..

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  5. Looks like a beautiful area to walk or bike through. And take lots of photographs!

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    1. We are very fortunate here. We have many kms of trails. I just did 15 km tonight.

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  6. I wonder where the name, Red Deer, came from. It is a pretty River.

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    1. Okay, here goes. Along with millions of bison there were millions of elk. The first white guys who saw the elk thought that they looked like the red deer in Europe. There were many elk in the area so it was called Red deer. The Cree name is Waskasoo.

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  7. A larger river than I thought it was! :)

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    1. It's a good sized rapid stream.

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  8. There's something about bodies of water, whether rivers or lakes or oceans, that attracts the eye, isn't there? This is a beauty. It's good to have that dam. So many places flood every spring.

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    1. The dam was very controversial.

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  9. That's very pretty! How far is it from your house?

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    1. This would be 2-3 km from my house.

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  10. The way that men have tamed rivers is amazing. Without control, the Red Deer River could be like an angry beast unleashed.

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  11. Hi Red, "it's still an attractive part of the river." ... Very true. This reminds me of a place along the ship canal in Seattle.

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  12. Good photos ... I like the way you lay with light and line.

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  13. Hello, pretty views of the river. I like the reflection of the bridge in the first photo. Looks like a nice walking path. Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  14. Urban river setting can be very nice or open sewers. This on passes the asset test....:)

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  15. It's good to se some more of your area.

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  16. Bridges have been built and abandoned? Do they just leave the old bridges? Interesting seeing a new area!

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  17. It is a beautiful river. Is that the Red Deer River in your header picture?

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